Financial Accountant - Hedge Fund

  • Location:

    West End, London

  • Sector:

    Asset Management

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £52000 - £55000 per annum + bonus

  • Contact:

    Ian McGill

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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Assistant Finance Officer

A global hedge fund in the West End are looking to recruit a newly qualified Big 4 auditor into their finance team to work in a broad role. Ideally this person will have financial services sector experience but this isn't essential.

This is a great opportunity to work in a small finance team where you will gain lots of exposure and responsibility with great development and progression potential.


  • Support the finance team and Managing Partner on strategic/investment projects as required.
  • Prepare quarterly management reports.
  • Prepare quarterly VAT returns and corporation tax instalment calculations.
  • Prepare FSA regulatory reports.
  • Prepare annual consolidated and company specific statutory accounts.
  • Compile files for external auditors and tax advisors. Ensure that relevant documentation is current.
  • Liaise with external auditors and provide necessary assistance to complete the audit.
  • Keep up to date with technical UK GAAP, corporation and employment tax developments and other relevant industry changes.
  • Ensure adequate and timely communication with senior management.
  • Responsible for the daily bookkeeping function, including management account entries, cash flow projections and bank reconciliations.
  • Timely payment of invoices and management of payment dispute/queries.
  • Provide support for the management of the Managing Partner's personal finances and investments including cash management, preparation of monthly reports and tax computations.

Required qualities or skills:

  • Newly qualified CA/ACA or equivalent qualification with UK financial reporting experience.
  • Big 4 experience (ideally in financial services).
  • Strong team focus with a willingness to learn.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Diligent, proactive and uses initiative to prioritise work. Able to manage conflicting priorities and be flexible on timing as required by workload.
  • Ability to build relationships at all levels by building trust through consistent delivery, open and timely communication with senior management, peers and external parties.
  • Ability to anticipate potential problems and solutions in advance.
  • Current knowledge of accounting standards and basic understanding of corporation and employment tax rules. Knowledge of hedge fund structures would be helpful.
  • Good IT skills - proficient in word and excel.

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